Shep Rose on If He Thinks He Parties Too Hard: "I've Been Having Fun for a Long Time"

The #SouthernCharm pal defends his lifestyle.

Shep Rose faced some heat during Part 1 of the Southern Charm Season 4 reunion about his partying ways. In fact, the topic of his love for a good time came up even earlier during the season itself. And the Charleston bachelor has a response for anyone who things he likes to live it up a little too often.

"Everybody gets their turn to be the villain. Or, I hope that’s not, I hope I’m not a villain. But I chose to open my door this year -- my warts and all kinda thing. Because I think that honesty is a good thing and usually, in the end, obviously, honesty wins," he told The Daily Dish on Monday. "[It's like, people were then saying], 'Oh, OK, he’s trying to improve himself. Know thyself. He’s looking in the mirror and he’s noticing he probably needs to change.' That’s not how it happened."

Shep thinks that the criticism was especially unwarranted since he allowed people to come into his life with open arms. "It’s not enough that I’m actually showing people this, what maybe I may or may not be struggling with," he said. "But I feel like I got piled on. Of course, I’m always responsible for my actions. I did what I did. I’ve been doing this s*** for 37 years. This is not a season. I’ve been having fun for a long time. Have I always done the right thing? No. But, I am a consummate nice person. Am I, am I ranting?"

During his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Shep further made no apology for his life and noted he has no plans to change anytime soon. "I'll tell you this. Andy, and I think you'd agree with this, when I'm 80 I'll be swimming up to pool bars drinking Mai Tais," he said. "That's just kind of my deal. I always want to try to improve myself, but I'm never gonna change who I am and that's a fun-loving guy. And that's just who I am."

Part 2 of the Southern Charm reunion airs Monday at 8/7c. Preview, below.

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